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Adkins, Lesley

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Works: 48 works in 315 publications in 9 languages and 12,911 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Dictionaries  Pictorial works  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Naval history  Fiction  Terminology  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DF77, 937
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Handbook to life in ancient Rome by Lesley Adkins( Book )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 2,552 libraries worldwide
Both archaeological and historical evidence are represented in this thematically arranged guide to the history of Rome from its beginnings in the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D. The first chapter, "Republic and Empire," gives a chronological overview as well as geographies, a list of emperors, and basic information about government and law. This framework is followed by chapters on the military, daily life, travel and trade, religion, and the economy as well as geography, and language and literature. The articles are summaries with references for further exploration. About 150 black and white illustrations and 4 tables add meaning tot he text. The useful and readable information will answer question for both world history and Latin students and for readers of novels set in the era. Highly recommended for high school collections
Handbook to life in ancient Greece by Lesley Adkins( Book )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,301 libraries worldwide
This excellent resource covers, in broad subject areas, 3,000 years of Greek history, from the Minoan civilization of Crete to the defeat of the Greeks by the Romans in 30 b.c. Gathers information on leaders, the military, economy, industry, commerce, towns, architecture, the Greek language, Greek literature, religion, myths, art, philosophy, science, and everyday life
Introduction to the Romans by Lesley Adkins( Book )
53 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,289 libraries worldwide
The Romans came from a city and went on to dominate their world. Their influence is still with us yet, generally, little is known about them. Covers all aspects of Roman life and history. -- Amazon
Dictionary of Roman religion by Lesley Adkins( Book )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
A who's who of all the Roman gods and those from other cultures that were a part of the Roman empire. Also contains articles on spirits, places, buildings, and religions that existed in the Roman world such as Judaism, Christianity and Druidism
Jane Austen's England by Roy Adkins( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 950 libraries worldwide
Nearly two centuries after her death, Jane Austen remains the most beloved of novelists in the English language, incomparable in the wit, warmth and insight with which she chronicles the wayward hearts of her unforgettable characters. Her work also offers a vivid depiction of rural life in late Georgian and Regency England, its country balls and ivy-covered vicarages, its social hierarchies and its anxieties about property and income. Yet the milieu Austen depicted is only one aspect of her era. For 29 of her 41 years the country was embroiled in war. Dramatic changes in industry and agriculture were transforming the country's physical and social landscape. This book offers a new view of her world in a wide-ranging and detailed social history of English life in the early nineteenth century, from weddings to childbearing, from education to fashion, from labor to leisure and finally to the rituals of death.--From publisher description
The war for all the oceans : from Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo by Roy Adkins( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 866 libraries worldwide
An action-packed account of the sea battles of the Napoleonic War, a naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815, beginning with Napoleon's seizing power and ending with the War of 1812. In this vivid and visceral account, the authors draw on eyewitness records to portray not only the battles but also the details of a sailor's life--shipwrecks, press-gangs, prostitutes, spies, and prisoners of war. This epic narrative history will appeal to fans of Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester, as well as all readers of military and social history.--From publisher description
The keys of Egypt : the obsession to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs by Lesley Adkins( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 821 libraries worldwide
The fascinating true story of the race to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs and of the rediscovery of ancient Egypt-a world that had been closed to the West for centuries
Empires of the plain : Henry Rawlinson and the lost languages of Babylon by Lesley Adkins( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of nineteenth-century archaeologist and explorer Henry Rawlinson, describing his ascent of western Iran mountains, where he deciphered ancient carvings that were key to understanding cuneiform scripts and languages
Archaeological illustration by Lesley Adkins( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 libraries worldwide
A thesaurus of British archaeology by Lesley Adkins( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Abandoned places by Lesley Adkins( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Looks at abandoned places in Pakistan, Pueblo Bonito, Scotland, Libya, Poland, Turkey, Tunisia, Iran, Syria, India, Cambodia, Mexico, Iraq, Italy, Greece, England, Jamaica, Egypt, Zimbabwe
The handbook of British archaeology by Roy Adkins( Book )
21 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Jack Tar : life in Nelson's navy by Roy Adkins( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
"The Royal Navy to which Admiral Lord Nelson sacrificed his life depended on thousands of sailors and marines to man the great wind-powered wooden warships. Drawn from all over Britain and beyond, often unwillingly, these ordinary men made the navy invincible through skill, courage and sheer determination. They cast a long shadow, with millions of their descendants alive today, and many of their everyday expressions, such as 'skyscraper' and 'loose cannon', continuing to enrich our language. Yet their contribution is frequently overlooked, while the officers became celebrities. JACK TAR gives these forgotten men a voice in an exciting, enthralling, often unexpected and always entertaining picture of what their life was really like during this age of sail. Through personal letters, diaries and other manuscripts, the emotions and experiences of these people are explored, from the dread of press-gangs, shipwreck and disease, to the exhilaration of battle, grog, prize money and prostitutes. JACK TAR is an authoritative and gripping account that will be compulsive reading for anyone wanting to discover the vibrant and sometimes stark realities of this wooden world at war." --Publisher
Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England : how our ancestors lived two centuries ago by Roy Adkins( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Jane Austen, arguably the greatest novelist of the English language, lived from 1775 to 1817. Her fiction focuses on the gentry and aristocracy, and her heroines are young women looking for love. Yet the comfortable, tranquil country that she brilliantly devised is a complete contrast to the England in which she actually lived. Roy and Lesley Adkins vividly portray fascinating aspects of the daily lives of ordinary people, from forced marriages and the sale of wives in marketplaces to boys and girls working down mines or as chimney sweeps
The little book of Egyptian hieroglyphs by Lesley Adkins( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 135 libraries worldwide
The war for all the oceans [from Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo] by Roy Adkins( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
An action-packed account of the sea battles of the Napoleonic War, a naval struggle that lasted from 1798 to 1815, beginning with Napoleon's seizing power and ending with the War of 1812. In this vivid and visceral account, the authors draw on eyewitness records to portray not only the battles but also the details of a sailor's life--shipwrecks, press-gangs, prostitutes, spies, and prisoners of war. This epic narrative history will appeal to fans of Patrick O'Brian and C. S. Forester, as well as all readers of military and social history.--From publisher description
Talking archaeology : a handbook for lecturers and organizers by Lesley Adkins( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Under the sludge : Beddington Roman Villa : excavations at Beddington Sewage Works 1981-1983 by Lesley Adkins( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
A field guide to Somerset archaeology by Lesley Adkins( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Luo sai ta shi bei de mi mi : shi chuan qian nian de gu ai ji wen ming ru he zhong hui ren lei li shi de tui li gu shi, you ming, po jie gu ai ji by Lesley Adkins( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 21 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Adkins, Lesley
Smith, Lesley 1955-
앳킨스, 레슬리
アドキンズ, レスリー
レスリー・アドキンズ
Languages
English (239)
Spanish (10)
Chinese (6)
Dutch (6)
French (4)
Japanese (4)
German (1)
Finnish (1)
Czech (1)
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